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Earn your MFA in Creative Writing at Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Chapman University

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The MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University is the most aesthetically diverse program you’ll find anywhere, with more genre options for students. Our faculty include award-winning writers Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, James P. Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, Anna Leahy, Martin Nakell, and Tom Zoellner. At Chapman University, we write nestled between the mountains and the ocean, with sunshine almost every day of the year.

Our MFA students begin with a common course called Aspects of a Writer that introduces the practice and business of the writer’s life. Students read great literature and write fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or even screenwriting and can work in more than one genre and in digital modes. The MFA program culminates with a thesis guided by a faculty mentor. All courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening.

If you're ready to begin your journey at Chapman University, Apply Now.

We invite the inciters of change and disrupters of the ordinary to start their journey to mastery at Chapman.

As a graduate student at Chapman University, you will have the opportunity to truly master your passion. Whether you're an inspired artist, curious scientist, or a budding innovator, you will have access to industry tools, knowledgeable faculty, in-depth research opportunities, and a career and alumni network to support you throughout your life.